With over 30 seasons under its belt, the popular animated series The Simpsons has a lot of memorable moments under its belt.
The show's latest so-called prediction is a doozie.
Currently, the United States is still grappling with the virus that's killed over 250 thousand Americans, with local leaders across the country issuing stay-at-home guidelines and forbidding large gatherings in order to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus.
One such official is the Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas—Steve Adler.
With an influx in holiday travel fast approaching, Adler warned his constituents in a video message to stay home, but he did so while vacationing in Mexico.
After being accused of hypocrisy, Adler responded in a statement which read in part:
"It is always safest to stay home. However, we aren't asking people never to venture out. We ask everyone to be as safe as possible in what they do. My family and I are no exception and we'll continue to do as I ask of our community."
As it turns out, The Simpsons predicted Mayor Adler's gaffe as well.
Mayor Quimby Get Those Drum's Out The Mayor's Office www.youtube.com
In the 21st episode of the show's fourth season, a flu originating in Asia starts spreading through Springfield.
The town's mayor, Joseph Quimby, announces that he's canceled his vacation to the Bahamas:
"People of Springfield: Because of the epidemic, I have canceled my vacation to the Bahamas. I shall not leave the city—"
At that point, a Bahamian steel drummer enters the frame, prompting Quimby to urge him to "get that steel drum out of the Mayor's office."
But while The Simpsons is great for a laugh, Twitter users weren't at all pleased with Adler.
Honest to Pete what's the matter with these people. https://t.co/MlXYXOIAKn— Kai Ryssdal (@Kai Ryssdal)1606945296.0
What is wrong with people https://t.co/INAISrUxIh— Karen Schwartz (@Karen Schwartz)1606945951.0
Among the many reasons why the U.S. response to COVID-19 has been a colossal failure, this continual "rules for the… https://t.co/Nsu1NEBHqw— Kyle Potter (@Kyle Potter)1606948940.0
What is it with these people https://t.co/rkK9JzsFy1— Garance Franke-Ruta (@Garance Franke-Ruta)1606946659.0
The criticism isn't letting up.
The problem is not that he broke rules (he didn't) but rather he used protocol support (rapid tests and dedicated m… https://t.co/rnjmfwWKQl— Kae (@Kae)1607009823.0
A pretty good way to make voters on both sides of the aisle hate you: Record a "Stay at Home" message from your va… https://t.co/K2WMiDIvKv— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1606974346.0
Not a good look.